Lots of Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting on social media to reports by The Times, claiming that Mauricio Pochettino has informed the North London outfit that he wants six players signed in the January transfer window.
Pochettino has stressed concerns that he may not be given a chance to build “version 6.0” of his side after taking one league win in nearly two months, but conversations are likely set to be held behind the scenes over whether Spurs splash out in the winter market.
Lucas Moura is the only first-team player Tottenham have acquired in the January window in the past six seasons, when he arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.
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But Pochettino hopes this season brings about a change to how Tottenham deal with the mid-season market, and has requested that at least three defenders, a holding midfielder and two forward options – including a striker – are added to his squad in January.
It would not be expected that any incomings come in tandem with key players leaving North London, where the transfer budget and potential transfer targets would be vastly different if Pochettino is unable to secure another season of Champions League football.
Tottenham currently find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League standings, 11 points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City and just two wins above the relegation zone.
Here are some of the reactions shared to The Times’ claiming Pochettino wants six players signed in January…
Atal + a decent CB + Ziyach + Ndidi if we’re spending big. Otherwise, I’m happy with Atal + a decent CB
— Husain Groof (@hgroof) November 11, 2019
Not gonna happen in January everyone hikes the price up so summer at best then it’ll be to late because it’s bye bye top 4 and levy won’t wanna spend again because no champion’s league
— Keiron thfc (@keironc1442) November 12, 2019
Two attacking players and a striker, that is the end of Moura
— Khulubuse👑 (@ShongweMthulisi) November 11, 2019
That’s just common sense, matter of if levy will sanction it, won’t get all the players he wants in January but if he got 3 now and 3 in summer there might be hope! Get rid of the deadwood tho! Rose aurier eriksen wanyama just to name a few
— Thomas (@Thomas02104374) November 11, 2019
Levy don’t like paying what people are worth so can’t see him paying inflated prices in a January transfer window!!!
— Nick Williams (@Nick__73__) November 12, 2019
Only 250m plus worth of players to buy, plus Poch will keep them on the bench for the first month to integrate them into this lazy squad.. so frustrating. No quick fix. This season will end up being a right off outside top 6, no trophy out quarter finals UCL at best. Depressing.
— Oli Michael (@OliMichael88) November 11, 2019
He needs to get these players and turn the season around post January. If the board or Levy give him what he wants and then he fails us, get rid. Until then we have to have faith. #COYS
— Benedict 27 (@ForeverBen85) November 11, 2019
Well we all know poch has wanted that for over a year now, levy never released funds for him and now it will cost us massively. New players won’t fix it mid season. BTW big players would be stupid to join this mess right now.
— Billy Mcgon (@billytheyido) November 11, 2019
Those 4 people in those pictures would be a very good start. Hard to see us signing them when it’s unlikely we play Champions League football next season.
Last summer we would of been more attractive
— James Truscott (@James_Truscott) November 11, 2019
A defensive midfielder, a RB and CB is all we need this window. And NEVER getting dybala now.
— Darren Pigott (@PigottDarren) November 11, 2019